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Devil’s Hole and Whirlpool Rapids Hike — 8/26/18

A few new faces joined some familiar ones for a five mile excursion along the Niagara River, enjoying perfect summer conditions and the always-captivating powerful rapids. Seven hardy hikers started at Whirlpool State Park on a trail with spectacular views … Continue reading

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Oswegatchie Canoe Camping (8/6– 8/8)

With beautiful skies and warm weather, 6 of us met at the Star Lake Post Office and made the short carpool to the put in on the Oswegatchie near Inlet. The water level was perfect and we paddled up stream for about … Continue reading

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Klondike Lean-To Privy Re-made ’18

After the Memorial Day Klondike Trail clean-up, it was reported to the DEC that the privy was in need of repair.  In July, Kevin Bolt, who assisted with trail stewardship last year, reported it was still not repaired.  Due to … Continue reading

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Clarence Bike Trail Ride (7/30/18)

On a pleasant overcast Monday night (7/30) two bicyclists set out on a 16.5 mile ride from Clarence Center to Akron Falls Park. The riders maintained a pleasant conversational pace of 10.5 mph as the scenes changed from suburban town … Continue reading

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Canoe Camping Allegheny National Forest (7/25-7/27/18)

A fun, adventurous group of 4 set out for paddling, exploring, swimming, camp fires and plenty of laughs.  The Allegheny Reservoir is one of my favourite recreational areas offering a wide array of adventure for the outdoor enthusiast.  We spent … Continue reading

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Darien Lake State Park Hike – 6/30/18

Our merry group of 9 beat the extreme heat enjoying a delightful 4-mile hike in the cool forest of Darien Lake State Park — a terrific way to launch the festive holiday week! The trail was in great shape, with … Continue reading

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Backpack ‘Ha De Ron Dah’ Wilderness – 5/18-20/18

The Ha De Ron Dah Wilderness is just outside of Old Forge New York in the Western Adirondacks. Our band of seven intrepid backpackers left Buffalo on Friday morning. We hiked in the first night over rolling hills about 5 … Continue reading

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Emery Park Hike – 5/5/18

Eight cheerful hikers enjoyed warm, sunny weather for a 4-mile hike in Emery Park, a WNY gem known for its natural beauty and solitude. We hiked along ravines on paths selected to see 5 picturesque waterfalls located throughout the park. … Continue reading

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Bruce Trail Hike, Iroquois pt.2 – 4/29/18

Seven adventurous hikers led by Ken Martin continued their journey in the Bruce Trail Iroquois Section on a beautiful wooded footpath from Grimsby to Hamilton Ontario. Our veteran group was unfazed by the wet conditions. We marveled at the astonishing … Continue reading

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Zoar Valley North Rim Snowshoe – 3/17/18

Three of us met at the Park & Ride on Union Rd. near Main St. in Williamsville and drove to the Zoar Valley Multiple Use entrance on Vail Road. One additional member joined us there. The snow was too deep … Continue reading

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